Occasionally we are get to go to a science meeting and unlike our clinical colleges……there are no coaches to take us from the airport or hotel the few blocks to a meeting venue and no footsteps to guide you from public transport. You just need a map and a pair of eyes. Likewise, there is no corporate hospitality, no special VIP rooms, you pay for your lunch and there is essentially no free ride….because the companies are low key and there is no/little excess money in the system.
Whilst these type of meetings are where the inventors of their next drugs congregate, we are not all prescribers and the money makers and so these meeting get relatively-frugal sponsorship in comparison to clinical meetings, at least by some MS pharma. However, this sponsorship is vital for the meetings and it allows us to indulge ourselves in International Science.
Probably will get bashed by some people who do not like MD posts…however be warned we will get the last laugh/word!
However, I sure we will enjoy a Stein or Two, a few Frankfurters and get some new ideas. Prima!